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02-24-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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DAL 55-300 is very difficult to turn

Recently my camera bag suffered a drop breaking the bayonet ring mount on my 18-55 and rendering my 55-300 basically useless.

I decided to take the 55-300 apart to see if I could find the problem. In doing so I've determined that the 'outer casing' of the lens is the problem. It is extremely difficult to turn! The gears seem to be functioning ok, but something is causing a ton of resistance.

I was just wondering if anyone had similar experiences and could point me in the right direction!

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02-24-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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I would imagine some plastic part was broken, and possibly the optical alignment was gone too.
02-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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I'll post a pic later to help visualize since I don't know the lingo too well.

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